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Smartphones are finallygetting weird again, and Samsung is right in the middle of all the commotion. Earlier this year, it showed off its first phone with a foldable screen. Now the Galaxy S10 series is hitting shelves, and it's weird in its own ways, with a new hole-punch camera and ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader.

The phone market is slowly spouting a new luxury category, and Samsung's new Galaxy S10 phones teeter right on its edge, with prices starting at $750 for the basics and ending at $1,600 for a decked-out 1-terabyte spec. None of the Galaxy S10 models have the astronomical price of their upcoming foldable counterparts ($1,980!), but they're also not cheap. Unless you're moving from a phone that's at least a couple years old, think hard about upgrading.

A Shared Galaxy

I’ve been using the Galaxy S10 Plus for the past week, but there are actually three high-end Galaxy phones coming out: the 5.8-inch Galaxy S10E (small), 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 (medium), and 6.4-inch S10 Plus (large). And they share a lot of DNA.

The first thing you'll notice are the displays. They all have an HDR-certified, vivid AMOLED screen that packs an exorbitant number of pixels inside it and gets incredibly close to touching every single edge of the phone—top to bottom, left to right.

In fact, there is so much display that Samsung had little room for anything else. It could have carved out a notch at the top for cameras and sensors, like the iPhone, but what fun is that? So instead, Samsung punched a hole in the upper right corner of the display. The company calls it the Infinity-O display.

It's a strange idea, and so far I love it. The odd hole-punch of a selfie camera hasn’t gotten in my way or distracted me. It’s charming in a cold, technological sort of way. If you hate it, you can try using a background with a darker top or turn the entire notification bar black to cover it up.

All three models are IP68 waterproof and have that metal-and-glass sandwich look that Samsung and Apple have made popular in the last few years. Though fragile (please, buy a case), that pane of glass on the back enables wireless charging and a secret new ability: power sharing.

The S10 can wirelessly charge other devices. It’s a slow charge, but I was able to get my wife’s iPhone to register, and Samsung now sells a pair of wireless Galaxy Buds that can charge wirelessly. None of the S10s have so much battery life that you’ll want to give it away freely, but it’s a fun new option—especially useful if you want to wirelessly charge something while your S10 is plugged in and topping itself off.

Samsung claims that each Galaxy S10 gets about 24 hours of mixed use. For me, that translated to about a 40 percent charge at bed time, or a pretty healthy, typical day-and-a-half runtime. One day, I had nearly five hours of phone calls (don't ask) and still went to bed with a modest charge. It took some PUBG and Fortnite matches at high graphics settings to really put a dent in the battery.

The Galaxy S10 line also features proficient 10-megapixel selfie cameras and at least two especially excellent rear cameras (more on that later). Spec geeks will also like that you get 6 to 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, a MicroSD slot, and Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 chipset in every model.

The Invisible Fingerprint Sensor

Like the OnePlus 6T, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus have in-display fingerprint sensors. You can unlock the phone by touching your thumb directly on the screen. Under the hood, it works a little different than OnePlus’s offering, which has an optical sensor. Samsung uses an “ultrasonic” sensor that scans your fingerprint in 3D, making it more difficult to trick.

There’s a learning curve, and you’ll need to make sure you follow directions precisely when you initially scan your thumbs during setup. Once you get the hang of it, it’s about as reliable as a normal capacitive fingerprint sensor—both technologies tend to mess up regularly. That's an accomplishment for Samsung, because it’s far more convenient to press your thumb on the screen than it is to hunt for a fingerprint sensor on the back of a phone. (The S10's ultrasonic sensor seems to work after a shower, too!)

The smallest Galaxy, the S10E, doesn’t have ultrasonic capabilities. It has a traditional fingerprint sensor on its upper right side. I like the location, and it felt natural on a demo model I held. It may not be as sexy as an in-display sensor, but having your power button and fingerprint sensor share the same space is quite convenient.

One UI to Rule Them All

Every S10 comes loaded with Android 9 (Pie) and Samsung’s new One UI, which looks a lot like previous Samsung interfaces, though it's much easier to navigate. The company finally took its time and figured out some worthwhile ways to make living with a big phone easier. For example, many of the app interfaces keep all of the buttons reachable from the bottom half of the screen. You can scroll them upward, but always pull them down far enough to tap any button.

Puzzlingly, the power button is placed incredibly high on the right side of every Galaxy S10. It’s an easy enough stretch on the S10E but more of a challenge on the S10 Plus.

You may notice a second key that looks like a power button right under the volume toggle. That’s the Bixby button. I don’t like that button. Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant doesn’t tell me anything I really want to hear, yet I’m constantly dealing with it because I can't stop accidentally pressing the button.

Annoyingly, Samsung does allow you to remap the button. You can’t make it a power button or turn it off, but you can map a single or double press to another app. The best compromise I’ve found is an option that forces Bixby to shut up unless I hit the button twice. I’m told the Bixby assistant will one-day learn my habits and become a useful part of my daily routine. So far, it's a thorn in the S10’s side.

Bixby also shows up in the otherwise excellent camera app as Bixby Vision. It’s supposed to tell you what objects you’re aiming your phone at and offer useful suggestions. But usually, Bixby doesn’t know what I’m looking at, and the suggestions involve selling me products that I don’t want. Aim it at a floor and it will try to sell you tiles. Aim it at a door and it might tell you how to buy a knob. Aim it at a computer kiosk and it will try to sell you … piano keys. It tries to turn your camera into a buy button but lacks the smarts to do it right.

Three Cameras to Find Them

Galaxy S phones are known for high-quality optics, and the S10 is no exception. Every Galaxy S10 has a very nice 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 123-degree field of view. The two larger models also have a bonus 12-megapixel telephoto lens that enables 2X zoom.



Like with LG’s similar V40 phone, you can swap between these lenses with the touch of a button. Samsung will save you the effort, too. You can just scroll in and out more like a traditional camera, and it will automatically switch lenses when appropriate. The interface is easy to grasp and comes loaded with tweaks and extras, including a Pro mode and enhanced panoramas. There’s even a setting that allows Samsung’s algorithms to suggest a better angle.

The thing is, you won’t need the truckload of extra modes to take a great photo. The S10 captures better shots than almost any phone out there. It's in the same league with the iPhone XS and Google Pixel 3 and handily outperformed the OnePlus 6T.

Night shots cannot match the Pixel 3’s new Night Sight mode, but they’re comparable (or better) than most everything else. The lens did a great job pulling in more light and color than I expected on a particularly brisk evening walk through the park. The automatic scene effects did let me down in some shots. For whatever reason, Samsung's algorithms decided that every street lamp must sparkle like a star. At first it was charming, then it wasn't. I had to turn off the camera's Scene Optimizer to stop the sparkles.

Like LG, Samsung likes to enhance reality a little too much. It baffled me why I had to go into settings to get my selfies to save normally. By default, Samsung saves your selfies mirrored, which means you may think you look great in them, but everyone else will think you look strange.



On the other hand, I had fun with the Live Focus mode, which worked particularly well for selfies. Essentially, it finds your face and lets you blur the background in different ways. The best effect turned the background black and white, but I had fun toying around with all four options. It also works on the rear camera.

Back to Jacked

I never knew how much I missed my 3.5-mm headphone jack until I switched to the Galaxy S10 Plus. Samsung packs a pair of wired AKG earbuds with every S10 model, and they’re a treat. I cannot recall a better set of earbuds coming packed with a phone. (Angry audiophiles, I’ll meet you in the comments section.) For free packed-in headphones, they are an earful.

The entire audio experience is a pleasure. The Galaxy S10 supports hi-res audio and has Dolby Atmos and a useful equalizer built-in.

Which Should You Choose?

I’m a fan of all three Galaxy S10 models, but the S10E does have the most compromises. (Read more about the differences here.) It’s smaller, has an HD display that doesn’t curve over the edges, has 6 GB of RAM instead of 8 GB on the entry-level model, and has a traditional fingerprint sensor on its right side. The rear camera also lacks the optical 2X zoom.

If I were buying for myself, though, I’d probably choose the Galaxy S10E. At $750, it’s the most affordable model and still has a fast processor. It’s more comfortable to hold too; I still find myself accidentally activating apps or screwing up my scrolling on the larger Galaxy S10 Plus because my palms will accidentally touch the edges of the screen. A case solves this by distancing your hands from the edges. The flat-screened S10E likely doesn't have this issue.

There are clear benefits to upgrading, though. The standard $900 Galaxy S10 is still a manageable size and has that extra rear camera, RAM, and in-display fingerprint sensor. The $1,000 Galaxy S10 Plus adds an extra selfie camera and slightly larger display. It also has an option with 1-terabyte of storage and 12 GB of RAM. (You definitely don’t need that.)

Regardless of the model, the Galaxy S10 is a step forward for Samsung. No, it can’t fold in half or connect to 5G networks, but it delivers in ways that matter and doesn’t suffer from some of the drawbacks Galaxy phones have had in the past. The fingerprint sensor is finally in a good spot, and Samsung’s Android UI has taken a real leap forward. Samsung is even delivering monthly security updates these days, and that’s fantastic.

You can find all the Galaxy S10 preorder deals here. There are cheaper Android phones you can buy, but Samsung has already set the bar for 2019.

Sours: https://www.wired.com/review/review-samsung-galaxy-s10/

Galaxy S10 review: Don't abandon Samsung's 2019 flagship just yet

And now, the Galaxy S10's reason for being has become even more precarious. Samsung has since released the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra (not to mention the Galaxy Z Fold 2).

The name change is significant, representing a major shift in what it means to be a premium Galaxy phone: 5G, real camera improvements and more megapixels, a huge battery, a 120Hz screen refresh rate.

The Galaxy S10 can't compete against those specs, especially when it comes to future-proofing the phone in the rising age of blistering 5G data speeds. But for some people, the S10 could settle into the obvious choice for a high-end phone with a reasonable price, especially when the price inevitably drops even further.

Yet for many, 5G phones won't be a practical option for several years. Buying a 4G phone this year that you hold onto for another two or three years isn't a terrible idea for many, especially if 5G still hasn't arrived where you live, and it means saving a sizable chunk of change. Specs wise, the Galaxy S10 will valiantly carry you through one more cycle of phone ownership -- just so long as it comes down to a price you're willing to pay. 

The Galaxy S10 initially started at $900 (£799 and AU$1,349), only $100 cheaper than the Plus ($1,000, £899, AU$1,499) and $150 more than the S10E ($750, £669, AU$1,199). Expect price drops to settle even further now that the Note 20 is here, with further seasonal discounts by store and carrier, such as buy one, get one free offers.

The Galaxy S10 remains as terrific a phone as it was when I first reviewed it in March 2019. The screen, camera and battery life are top notch. That's unsurprising when you consider that it's just a pared-down version of the excellent Galaxy S10 Plus, which was one of the top phones in a talent-stacked year. 

Read more: Best Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10E cases

There are a few main differences to be aware of between the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, if you're considering the two:

  • There's only one front-facing camera on the S10 instead of two, but it doesn't detract much.
  • The screen is slightly smaller (6.1 inches versus 6.4 on the Plus).
  • Battery life is a tad shorter (just over 18 hours in our looping video drain test versus 21 on the Plus).
  • There's no 1-terabyte storage option.
  • You can't buy it with a ceramic backing as you can the 512GB and 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus.

For more Samsung Galaxy comparisons, check out these CNET articles:

If I liked any phones more it would be the Galaxy Note 10 for value-for-money-meets-luxury specs, and the Note 10 Plus for even more power features and specs.

For more details on the Galaxy S10's individual features, read my Galaxy S10 Plus review. With a few exceptions, the core features are the same as the Plus model. Keep reading below for a full specs comparison among the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10E.

Galaxy S10 vs. S10E vs. S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10ESamsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Display size, resolution5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280x1,080 pixels6.1-inch AMOLED; 3,040x1,440 pixels6.4-inch AMOLED; 3,040x1,440 pixels
Pixel density438 ppi550 ppi522 ppi
Dimensions (inches)5.6 x 2.8 x 0.27 in.5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31 in.6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31 in.
Dimensions (millimeters)142 x 70 x 7.9mm149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm
Weight (ounces, grams)5.3 oz.; 150g5.53 oz.; 157g6.17 oz.; 175g
Mobile softwareAndroid 9.0 with Samsung One UIAndroid 9.0 with Samsung One UIAndroid 9.0 with Samsung One UI
Camera12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultrawide-angle)12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultrawide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultrawide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)
Front-facing camera10-megapixel 10-megapixel10-megapixel, 8-megapixel
Video capture4K4K4K
ProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Storage128GB, 256GB128GB, 512GB128GB, 512GB, 1TB
RAM6GB, 8GB8GB8GB, 12GB
Expandable storageUp to 512GBUp to 512GBUp to 512GB
Battery3,100 mAh3,400 mAh4,100 mAh
Fingerprint sensorPower buttonIn-screen (ultrasonic)In-screen
ConnectorUSB-CUSB-CUSB-C
Headphone jackYesYesYes
Special featuresWireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Price off-contract (USD)$750$900$1,000
Price (GBP)£669£799£899
Price (AUD)AU$1,199AU$1,349AU$1,499

First published Jan. 30.

Sours: https://www.cnet.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s10-dont-abandon-2019-flagship-just-yet-review/
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Samsung Galaxy S10

Android smartphone series including S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G

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Samsung Galaxy S10+

Samsung Galaxy S10+

CodenameBeyond0 (S10e)
Beyond1 (S10)
Beyond2 (S10+)
BeyondX (S10 5G)
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SloganInnovation Perfected
Radical, Magical (design)[1]
SeriesGalaxy S
ModelInternational models:
SM-G970x (S10e)
SM-G973x (S10)
SM-G975x (S10+)
SM-G977x (S10 5G)
SM-G770x (S10 Lite)
(Last letter varies by carrier and international models)
Japanese models:
SCV41 (au, S10)
SC-03L (NTT Docomo, S10)
SM-G973C (Rakuten Mobile, S10)
SCV42 (au, S10+)
SC-04L (NTT Docomo, S10+)
SC-05L (NTT Docomo, S10+ Olympic Games Edition)
Compatible networks2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, 5G (S10 5G)
First released4 March 2019; 2 years ago (2019-03-04)S10 Lite: 3 January 2020; 21 months ago (2020-01-03)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy S9/S9+
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy S20
S10 Lite:Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition
RelatedSamsung Galaxy Note 10
TypeSmartphone (S10e, S10, and S10+)
Phablet (S10 5G, and S10 Lite)
Form factorSlate
DimensionsS10e:
142.2 mm × 69.9 mm × 7.9 mm (5.60 in × 2.75 in × 0.31 in)
S10:
149.9 mm × 70.4 mm × 7.8 mm (5.90 in × 2.77 in × 0.31 in)
S10+:
157.6 mm × 74.1 mm × 7.8 mm (6.20 in × 2.92 in × 0.31 in)
S10 5G:
162.6 mm × 77.1 mm × 7.9 mm (6.40 in × 3.04 in × 0.31 in)
S10 Lite:
162.5 mm × 75.6 mm × 8.1 mm (6.40 in × 2.98 in × 0.32 in)
Mass
  • S10e: 150 g (5.3 oz)
  • S10: 157 g (5.5 oz)
  • S10+: 175 g (6.2 oz) / 198 g (7.0 oz) (ceramic color)
  • S10 Lite: 186 g (6.6 oz)
  • S10 5G: 198 g (7.0 oz)
Operating systemOriginal:Android9.0 "Pie" with One UI 1.1
Current:Android11.0 with One UI 3.0
System on chipWorldwide, except S10 Lite:Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9820
USA, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Latin America (Except Brazil), and S10 Lite:Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
CPUExynos: Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose-M4, 2x2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 and 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
Snapdragon: Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz, 3x2.42 GHz and 4x1.8 GHz) Kryo 485
GPUExynos: Mali-G76 MP12
Snapdragon:Adreno 640
MemoryS10e: 6/8 GB LPDDR4X-4266 RAM
S10 & S10 5G: 8 GB LPDDR4X-4266 RAM
S10+: 8/12 GB LPDDR4X-4266 RAM
S10 Lite: 6/8 GB LPDDR4X-4266 RAM
StorageS10e: UFS 128/256 GB
S10: UFS 128/512 GB
S10+: UFS 128/512/1024 GB
S10 5G: UFS 256/512 GB
S10 Lite: UFS 128/512 GB
Removable storageS10e, S10, S10+, and S10 Lite: microSD card support up to 512 GB
S10 5G: non-expandable
SIMnanoSIM, eSIM
Single SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM in dual stand-by
Battery
  • S10e:3100 mAh
  • S10:3400 mAh
  • S10+:4100 mAh
  • S10 5G:4500 mAh
  • S10 Lite:4500 mAh
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Charging15W (S10e/S10/S10+)
25W (S10 5G/S10 Lite)
Data inputs
Display
  • All models except S10e and S10 Lite: 3040×1440 1440p Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Gorilla Glass 6 HDR10+ Infinity-O display
  • S10: 6.1 in (155.1 mm), (550 ppi)
  • S10+: 6.4 in (163.5 mm), (522 ppi)
  • S10 5G: 6.7 in (169.2 mm), (505 ppi)
  • S10e: 2280×1080 1080p Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Gorilla Glass 5 HDR10+ Infinity-O display
    5.8 in (146.1 mm), (438 ppi)
  • S10 Lite: 2400×1080 1080p Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen Gorilla Glass 3+ HDR10+ Infinity-O display
    6.7 in (169.5 mm), (394 ppi)
Rear cameraS10e: 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm, Super Steady video

S10 & S10+: 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm, Super Steady video S10 5G: 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm, Super Steady video + 0.3 MP, ToF 3D, (Depth Camera)

S10 Lite: 48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, Super Steady OIS + 12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Front cameraS10e & S10: 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF

S10+: 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2, 22mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm, depth sensor
S10 5G: 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF + ToF 3D Depth Camera

S10 Lite: 32 MP, f/2.2, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm
SoundDolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac/ax
USB-C
3.5mm Headphone jack (except S10 Lite)
Water resistanceS10, S10+, S10 5G, S10e: IP68, up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) for 30 minutes
S10 Lite: None
SARS10e: Head/Body = 0.58/1.58[3]
S10: Head/Body = 0.48/1.59[4]
S10+: Head/Body = 0.52/1.58[5][6]
Hearing aid compatibilityM3/T3
WebsiteSamsung Galaxy S10e, S10 & S10+
References[7]

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a line of Android-based smartphones manufactured, released and marketed by Samsung Electronics as part of the Samsung Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S10 series is a celebratory series of the 10th anniversary of the Samsung GalaxyS flagship line, its top line of phones next to the Note models. Unveiled during the "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019" press event held on 20 February 2019, the devices started shipping in certain regions such as Australia and the United States on 6 March 2019, then worldwide on 8 March 2019.[8] It is the tenth generation of Samsung's Galaxy S series of smartphones.

As has been done since the Galaxy S6, Samsung unveiled flagship Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ models, differentiated primarily by screen size and an additional front-facing camera on the S10+. In addition, Samsung also unveiled a smaller model known as the Galaxy S10e, as well as a larger, 5G-compatible version, the Galaxy S10 5G. In 2020, a midrange variant, the Galaxy S10 Lite, was also introduced.

The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ launch prices started at $749/£586, $899/£704 and $999/£782,[9] while the S10 5G's launch price was $1299.[10]

On 6 March 2020, Samsung launched the successor to the S10, the Samsung Galaxy S20.[citation needed]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

Display[edit]

The S10 line comprises five models with various hardware specifications; the main S10 and S10+ respectively feature 6.1 and 6.4-inch 1440p "Dynamic AMOLED" displays with HDR10+ support and "dynamic tone mapping" technology.[11] The displays have curved sides that slope over the horizontal edges of the device. Unlike previous Samsung phones, their front-facing cameras occupy a rounded cut-out near the top-right of the display, and both models use an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader.[8] While providing better performance over the optical in-screen fingerprint readers introduced by other recent phones, they are not compatible with all screen protectors. Due to this, the S10 and S10+ are both supplied with a pre-installed plastic screen protector.[8][12]

Chipsets[edit]

International models of the S10 use the Exynos 9820 system-on-chip, while the U.S. and Chinese models use the Qualcomm Snapdragon855.[13][14] The two devices are sold with 128 or 512 GB of internal storage along with 8GB of RAM, with the S10+ also being sold in a 1-terabyte model with 12GB of RAM. They respectively contain 3400 mAh with the standard S10 and 4100 mAh batteries for the S10+ model, supporting Qiinductive charging, and the ability to charge other Qi-compatible devices from their own battery power.[8][15]

Cameras[edit]

The S10 features a 3-lens rear-facing camera setup; it retains the dual-aperture 12-megapixel and 12-megapixel telephoto lenses of the Galaxy S9+, but now uses a camera module introduced on the Note 9 and also adds a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. The front-facing camera on the S10+ is accompanied by a second RGB depth sensor, which Samsung states helps improve the quality of photo effects and augmented reality image filters. Both sets of cameras support 4K video recording and HDR10+. The camera software includes a new "Shot Suggestion" feature to assist users, "Artistic Live Filters", as well as the ability to post directly to Instagram posts and stories. S10+ uses a double hole punch design for the front camera, while S10 uses a single hole punch design. The Galaxy S10e and S10 make use of "advanced heat-pipe" cooling systems, but the more expensive Galaxy S10 Plus uses a vapor chamber cooling system.[16][17][18][19]

In the manual mode, the exposure time can be increased up to ten seconds.[20]

Models[edit]

Alongside the main S10 and S10+, Samsung also unveiled two additional models. The S10e is a compact version of the S10, featuring a smaller, flat, 5.8-inch 1080p display with no curved edges. Its fingerprint reader is contained within the power button on the right side rather than in-display, and it excludes the 12-megapixel telephoto camera of the S10. It still includes the dual-aperture 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensors.[21] It has a smaller battery.[2]

There is also a larger, phablet-sized premium model known as the S10 5G, which features support for 5G wireless networks, a 6.7-inch display, 256 or 512 GB of non-expandable storage, additional 3D time-of-flight cameras on both the front and rear, and a non-user-replaceable 4,500 mAh battery. This model was temporarily exclusive to Verizon Wireless on launch in 2019 before expanding to other carriers in the weeks after launch.[19][22]

Charging speeds are 45 Watts on the S10 Lite, 25 Watts on the S10 5G and 15 Watts on the S10e, the first two of which mark the first increase since the 2014 Galaxy Note 4 and 2015 Galaxy S6.[2] Cannot use any other chargers for the s10 except for the charger that is given which is the s10 charger

The S10 series (except S10 Lite) is the last model in the Galaxy S series to feature 3.5 mm headphone jack as its successors, the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, do not.

In January 2020, the S10 Lite was released. It is a midrange variant of the S10, containing the same cameras as the main variant. It features 128 GB of expandable storage, a 6.7 inch 1080p screen on a aluminum frame, and a 4,500 mAh battery. This variant removes the 3.5 mm headphone jack featured on all of the 2019 variants of the S10, as well as wireless charging, instead being equipped with 25 watt Super Fast Charging picked up from the Galaxy Note 10. Unlike the main variants, the S10 Lite is only offered with Snapdragon 855 chipset.

Colours[edit]

Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ are available in the colors Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Prism Silver, Cardinal Red, Flamingo Pink, and Smoke Blue. Galaxy S10e is also available in Canary Yellow. Galaxy S10 5G comes in the colors Crown Silver, Majestic Black, and Royal Gold. Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10+ Performance Edition offer two additional color choices: Ceramic Black and White. The Performance Edition ceramic models offer 12GB RAM and 1TB of internal storage.

Software[edit]

The S10 range ships with Android 9.0 "Pie". They are the first Samsung smartphones to ship with a major revamp of Samsung's Android user experience known as One UI.[23] A main design element of One UI is intentional repositioning of key user interface elements in stock apps to improve usability on large screens. Many apps include large headers that push the beginning of content towards the center of the display, while navigation controls and other prompts are often displayed near the bottom of the display instead.[24][25]

Samsung released the Android 10 update to the Galaxy S10 series on 28 November 2019. The update includes One UI version 2.0.[26]

On 18 August 2020, it was announced by Samsung that all variants of the S10 series would be supported for three generations of Android software updates.[27]

An official list released by Samsung on 2 December 2020, further confirmed that all S10 models would be receiving the Android 11 upgrade with One UI 3.[28]

Known issues[edit]

The fingerprint scanner had a security flaw that allowed anyone to unlock the phone with a silicone screen protector, which also affected the Note 10.[29] Samsung rolled out a patch to fix this problem on 23 October 2019.[30]

Reception[edit]

Dan Seifert from The Verge gave the S10 a score of 8.5/10, praising its excellent display, performance, battery life, versatile camera system and headphone jack inclusion. However, he noted that the new in-screen fingerprint scanner was slower and more finicky and camera performance was not as good as the Pixel 3's in low light.[31]

Andrei Frumusanu from AnandTech reported that the Exynos 9820 performed significantly better than last year's Exynos 9810, although he also stated that the Exynos 9820 still couldn't keep up with the Snapdragon 855. He has not tested the power efficiency of the Exynos 9820 yet.[32]

Marques Brownlee praised the S10's One UI for improving one-handed usability. He labelled the S10+ as one of the few $1000 smartphones that are worth their price tag.[33]

Jeffrey Van Camp from Wired rated the S10 9/10 for its all-screen design, fun features, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, wireless charging with power sharing and headphone jack inclusion. His complaints were that the camera, while fantastic, still couldn't rival the Pixel 3's night shots, it could be difficult to find what the user wanted in the settings menus, wireless power sharing was slow and the edges needed palm rejection.[34]

The S10+ received an overall score of 109 from DXOMARK; it had a photo score of 114, a video score of 97, and a selfie score of 96.[35] The S10 5G received an overall score of 112, tying it as the site's top ranked phone at the time along with the P30 Pro. It had a photo score of 117, a video score of 100, and a selfie score of 97.[36]

Sales of the S10 have exceeded that of the preceding S9, with the S10+ being the most popular model followed by the regular S10 and then the S10e.[37]

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References[edit]

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  30. ^Samsung develops a fix for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 fingerprint flaw
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  33. ^Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review: The Bar is Set! on YouTube
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  37. ^Meek, Andy (2 July 2019). "Samsung's Galaxy S10 smartphones are already selling better than the Galaxy S9". BGR.

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10 samsung s

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review: the anti-iPhone

Every year for the past decade, Samsung has released a steady beat of new Galaxy S phones. The early Galaxy S phones were good, but not great, and were such close copies of the iPhone that Apple sued Samsung over them and won.

It took Samsung a few years to hit its stride with high-end hardware, and the last few Galaxy S phones have been considerably better, if a bit predictable. This year’s Galaxy S10 family is no different: these are high-end phones with cutting edge technology and sleek designs.

What Samsung has gained over the past 10 years is an identity. The Galaxy S10 is distinctly Samsung — it’s not a copy of the iPhone or any other device you can buy. In fact, it almost feels like the opposite of the iPhone: if you’ve been frustrated with Apple’s recent devices for lacking headphone jacks, adding notches, or removing fingerprint scanners, Samsung is here for you with a headphone jack, a fingerprint scanner, and a notchless screen design (that has some other compromises). It feels a bit like the S10 is the anti-iPhone.

That isn’t to say there aren’t similarities between Apple’s flagship and Samsung’s. For one thing, both are expensive: the Galaxy S10 starts at $899.99, while the S10 Plus that I’ve been testing for the past week starts at $999.99. You can even option an S10 Plus out to a staggering $1,600 — that’s nearly three times the starting cost of the popular OnePlus 6T.

The other thing that the S10 shares with the iPhone is a lack of a compelling differentiator from its previous iterations. Sure, the screen is bigger and there are some incremental advancements in performance and battery life, but an S10 is not going to change much for you if you have a Galaxy S8 or S9.

That said, the S10 is one of the best phones you can buy right now, and the best Galaxy S phone Samsung has ever made. It’s just going to cost you.

Like last year’s Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S8, the S10’s hardware is very nice, which you’d expect from a device this expensive. The best way to describe it is refined: plenty of phones have curved screens, glass backs, and metal frames, but few feel this nice to hold or well put together. Samsung is now on Apple’s level when it comes to fit, finish, and feel, and well ahead of Google, OnePlus, and other Android device makers.

On the top-tier S10 and S10 Plus, the front and rear glass curve into the metal frame, which makes the phones easier to hold, even though they have very large screens. The curved screen has been a Samsung trademark for a few years, and while some might not like it, I don’t have any issues with it.

Curved screen or not, the S10 Plus is a big phone, and not one I can comfortably use one-handed. If I were to buy it, I’d probably put a case and a PopSocket on it to make it easier to manage. For those who want a smaller phone, there’s the standard S10, which is still fairly big, and then the new, smaller S10E, which we’ll cover in a separate review.

The S10 Plus’ refinements extend to things like its vibration motor, which is much nicer feeling than many other Android phones. It’s not quite as good as Apple’s class-leading Taptic Engine, but it’s not buzzy and irritating, either. It provides nice feedback for typing on the keyboard.

Unlike the iPhone, the Pixel, and many other phones, the S10 still has a headphone jack at the bottom, next to its USB-C charging port. There are also stereo speakers that are loud and full sounding for when you’re not wearing headphones.

There are also the Galaxy S mainstays: IP68 water resistance; fast wired and wireless charging (with a fast charging brick in the box); and microSD card support for expanding the phone’s storage. The base model S10 comes with 128GB of internal storage, which I think most people will be happy with. Both the iPhone or Pixel provide less storage in their base configurations and don’t give you the ability to expand it with a microSD card.

You can even use the S10 to wirelessly charge another device, like Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds headphones or Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch, but I haven’t really found much use for this feature beyond showing it off.

The main annoyance with the S10’s hardware is the same as the last few Samsung phones: there’s a dedicated side button for the Bixby virtual assistant. Samsung is finally making it possible to program this button to launch other apps and shortcuts — but it’s blocking the ability to set the Google Assistant or other virtual assistants to this button, so you’ll still have to resort to a third-party app if you want to do that.

Aside from the hardware design, the main head turner with any Samsung phone is the display, and the S10 Plus’ does not disappoint in the least. It’s a 6.4-inch OLED panel with rich, vibrant colors and excellent viewing angles. It gets extremely bright for use in direct sunlight, and has enough resolution that individual pixels are impossible to see with the naked eye. The screen stretches all the way to the top and bottom of the phone, with just the slimmest of bezels above and below it.

Samsung seems to have toned down its aggressive saturation, and the “Natural” mode, which is what I’ve been using, looks very nice and drops the eye-searing neon colors Samsung was known for. Samsung claims the S10’s display is the first on the market to feature HDR10+, which is supported by Amazon’s Prime Video and YouTube. (Apple’s flagship iPhones support the competing Dolby Vision standard, which the S10 does not. None of these really look like HDR on a TV.) Netflix doesn’t yet offer HDR on the S10 line, but it will likely be updated to support it shortly after the phone is available to buy.

I don’t think it’s any stretch to say that the S10’s screen is one of, if not the very best, screens on any phone available right now.

Perhaps more interesting than the screen itself is what’s embedded in it. Though the display stretches to the very top edge of the phone, the S10 doesn’t have a notch cutout for its front facing camera. Instead, Samsung is using an offset “hole punch” design, which allows the camera to poke through the screen on the right side. On the S10 Plus, this houses two cameras: the main camera and a secondary one for depth effects and portrait mode.

This design lets Samsung avoid the oft-criticized notch look, but it also means that the battery and network indicators are awkwardly pushed off-center to the left. A notch design has similar compromises, but it’s at least symmetrical: notifications and clock are on the left, battery and network indicators are on the right. The off-center look of the hole-punch design just looks worse to me.

You can choose to hide the front cameras entirely with a uniform black bar across the top, but that just makes the S10 Plus look like it has a giant “forehead” bezel. Depending on what app you’re using, that black bar might show up anyways — it’s there when I read articles in Pocket, regardless of my display settings.

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The other new thing that’s embedded in the screen is the fingerprint scanner, which has been moved from the back of the phone. The S10’s scanner is ultrasonic, which is supposed to be more reliable and harder to spoof than the optical in-screen fingerprint scanners we’ve seen on the OnePlus 6T and other phones. It even works if your finger is wet.

But it’s not as fast or reliable as the traditional, capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back of the S9. The target area for the reader is rather small (though the lockscreen will show you a diagram of where to place your finger) and I had to be very deliberate with my finger placement to get it to work.

Even then, I often had to try more than once before the S10 would unlock. I’d just rather have a Face ID system that requires less work to use, or at the very least, an old-school fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone. The S10 does have a face unlock feature, but it’s just using the camera to look for your face and compare it to a previous image — there’s no 3D mapping or anything. I was actually able to unlock the S10 with a video of my face played on another phone.

Samsung says it developed the ultrasonic scanner because feedback from customers said they wanted the fingerprint reader on the front of the phone, and this design allowed for more screen real estate than placing a capacitive sensor in a bezel below the screen. The S10 also lacks the iris scanning login option of older Galaxy models, which would have required more sensors than the new hole-punch screen design has room for. The company told me that it will continually adjust and optimize the face scanner’s performance leading up to the S10’s availability.

But here’s my feedback to Samsung: go copy Apple’s Face ID system. It’s far easier and more reliable to use than the S10’s nifty-looking but ultimately disappointing in-screen fingerprint scanner.

The S10’s camera system is similar to the S9 Plus’, but instead of just two cameras, it has three. There’s the standard wide camera (12 megapixel, f/1.5 optically stabilized lens), the now-familiar telephoto camera (12 megapixel, f/2.4 optically stabilized lens), and a brand new ultrawide camera (16 megapixel, f/2.2 lens) all mounted on the back of the phone. This system gives you a level of versatility you just can’t match with an iPhone or Pixel — you can go from super wide shots all the way to portrait close ups with just the press of a button on the screen. It’s like having a whole camera bag full of lenses built right into your phone.

The ultrawide camera is ideal for sweeping landscapes or cityscapes, and lets you capture significantly more in the frame. But it’s so wide that it distorts heavily at the edges — Samsung really needs to do more post-processing correction after the image is taken to lessen the distortion. Still, it can be very fun to shoot with and offers a perspective you just can’t get on many other phones.

Aside from the new lens, camera performance hasn’t changed much from prior Samsung phones. The S10’s camera is still very good, with fast focusing, fast launching, and generally great performance in most lighting situations. But it still has the familiar Samsung look: overexposed images and warm white balance. If you didn’t like the way pictures looked from the S9, you probably aren’t going to like the S10’s photos.

Warm white balance can be good for portraits, but Samsung’s tendency to overexpose images for brighter shots also makes skin tones look weird a lot of times. The S10 will also aggressively smooth skin to reduce noise, especially in low light shots.

The one area that Samsung hits a nice balance between the Pixel and the iPhone is with HDR: it’s not as moody as Google’s photos, but it doesn’t pull up the shadows in weird ways like the iPhone does. That’s partly because it doesn’t need to, since it’s already overexposing more than the iPhone would, but the HDR does look more natural than Apple’s as a result.

One weird quirk: the S10’s portrait mode uses the main camera instead of the telephoto, so portrait shots come out pretty wide. It’s like how the iPhone XR works, as opposed to the XS.

Unsurprisingly, Samsung has added new software tricks to the camera: the AI-powered scene detection mode now has 30 different scenarios it will recognize, and it has a feature that will help you compose your shots better, which is cool because it can help avoid crooked horizons in your photos. It does have a night mode, but unlike the Pixel, you can’t just turn it on whenever you want. You need to be in a really dark area — less than 1 lux — and be using the AI scene optimizer mode for it to trigger. And even if you do all that, it still doesn’t work as well as Google’s Night Sight.

Over on the video side, though, the S10 is way more impressive than the Pixel and even gives the iPhone a run for its money. You can shoot in up to 4K at 60 fps with the main camera, or 4K at 30 fps with the ultrawide or telephoto. There’s a new Super Steady stabilization feature that makes really smooth footage, but that will lock you to 1080p and the main camera when you turn it on. Finally, the stereo sound recorded by the S10 is really quite good, and better than I’ve heard from most other Android phones.

For the front camera, the new 10-megapixel sensor with autofocus produces very sharp images, and there’s a button to get a little bit wider of a shot if you’re shooting a group selfie. (Amusingly, this does not use the S10 Plus’ second front camera for a wider view, it’s just cropping in and out from the same image.) Thankfully, the beauty modes are all turned off by default, but the image does start to fall apart in low light. The portrait mode on the S10 Plus is also pretty decent, but not perfect, much like any other phone’s portrait mode. There are a couple of new effects that you’ll probably use once and then never touch again, just like Apple’s Portrait Lighting stuff.

For many years, Samsung phones had beautiful, capable hardware that was let down by lousy software. I’m happy to say that’s not the case with the S10. Its software isn’t perfect, and there is still room for improvement, but overall it looks nice, makes sense, and is mostly easy to use.

Samsung is calling this software One UI, and it’s running Android 9.0 Pie as its base. Most of the goal of One UI is to offer a cohesive look and feel makes it easier to use these big-screened phones. In that respect, Samsung has been successful: a lot of the important stuff you need to access is down at the bottom by your thumb.

Samsung also includes many of the Android 9 features Google debuted last year, such as the Digital Wellbeing service, adaptive brightness features, and the screen rotate button in the navigation bar.

But I’d still like to see more improvements. Samsung’s take on a gesture interface is so confusing I ended up using the default three button navbar instead. There are also still a bunch of duplicate Samsung and Google apps, like two email apps, two app stores, two browsers, two virtual assistants, and so on. I wish Samsung would just let me choose which ones to install on setup. Further, the S10 Plus I’ve been using is an unlocked model, so you can expect carriers to make this even worse with their own apps on top.

The nagging question with Samsung software is how long it will take to get updates. Google’s going to release Android Q sometime later this year, and you’ll probably have to wait another six months or so before it arrives on the S10, if last year’s schedule was anything to go by.

The S10 Plus is the first phone I’ve used with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 processor, and performance is surprisingly fast and smooth. Apps open without hesitation, scrolling is very smooth, and the S10 never feels like it’s getting bogged down or overwhelmed. It’s hard to quantify this, but the user interface feels more refined than a OnePlus 6T or other high-end Android phones.

Similarly, the S10 Plus’ battery life has been reliable enough that I just don’t have to think about it or worry that I’m going to run out of charge. I’ve been able to get two days between charges with light usage and had no trouble making it a full day with heavy usage. But it’s a big phone with a big battery, so this is the kind of stamina I expect at this point.

After 10 years of Galaxy phones, it’s easy to dismiss the S10 as just another smartphone that doesn’t really offer anything new or groundbreaking. That isn’t necessarily wrong; I don’t think there’s much of a reason for S9 or even S8 owners to run out and spend $1,000 on an S10. Samsung itself is going to release a wild folding phone in two months, and the S10 is just another slab smartphone like we’ve had for years.

But this is the 2019 flagship Android phone that more people will buy than any other, and it provides as strong an alternative to the iPhone as you can find. It really comes down to personal preference — are you so married to iOS and iMessage that you’ll never leave, or are you looking for something that has features you just can’t get on the iPhone? If you’re the latter, the S10 is here for you.

Likewise, if you’re debating between the S10 and a Pixel, the question is how important you think software updates and night photography are. If those things aren’t very high on your list, the S10 is better than the Pixel in virtually every other respect.

And finally, if you’re wondering whether or not the S10 Plus is worth nearly double the cost of a OnePlus 6T, your extra money will go toward a better display, better speakers, waterproofing, wireless charging, and a much better camera. That might be enough stuff to make it worth it, provided you care about all of that.

It’s clear that after a decade of Galaxy phones, Samsung knows what its customers want and what they expect. We’ve already seen glimpses of where the next 10 years will take us, but if you’re looking for the best Android phone available today, the S10 Plus is it.

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Samsung Galaxy S10

  • FLAGSHIP BATTERY DRAINER.! Whats use of features loaded Device Limited by Battery Power?

    Ameya Nagarkar (Apr 4, 2019) on Gadgets 360

    I am using S10 from 8th march 2019 Battery lasts only 8hrs with normal usage i.e not even installed Any game,social media apps also done all energy saving settings that can be done on S10 but only 18 mins extra i got i.e total backup of 8.18 hrs. Phone gets warmer quickly even using inbult apps like Galary,Theme settings etc. I contacted service center & they also have no solution on this. I also did one experiment i.e Formated device,done all energy saving settings, haven't installed any app rather that than inbuilt apps & got battery backup of 9.30 hrs max. The US varients of S10 performing well with battery power management getting 14hrs battery back up due to SNAPDRAGON 855 processor but rest world get Samsung's own processor EXYNOS 9820 which is worst in power management..! Also disappointed with battery charging speed Samsung providing Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 support in 2019 kind of joke. Verdict-I will never recommend Samsung S10 to anyone in World execpe US. All these problems with 67000 INR is no justice but Crime.

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  • S10 , Not at all worth the price

    Fazal Rehman (Mar 8, 2019) on Gadgets 360

    i got my s10 512gb 2 days back.and now its in the samsung service center .problems i noted were 1) Bad Battery backup. charge reduced by 30% overnight without any app being on 2) pixelated and blurred videos in fb, insta ( not isp issue) 3) wireless charging is for name sake, its will charging but for getting 1% i had to wait more than 30 min and the phones get heated up really bad. i woudnot recomment S10 to anyone

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  • Tejaswini (Jul 17, 2019) on Amazon

    Camera is awesome... battery life is low

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  • Amby Arunagiri (Nov 3, 2019) on Flipkart

    Camera isn't the best, however does the job well. Has stability control I guess so no more shaky videos and still pics. Noise cancelation is excellent and voice clarity is great. The fast charging is good enough, charges in about an 70 mins. One would feel a bit over priced for the specs. Weighs less compared to (one plus 6t). Sleek and slim. Some nagging navigational issues but otherwise good.

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  • Mukul (May 2, 2020) on Amazon

    awesome phone i m using from last almost one year ..

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  • Good product from Samsung

    Amazon Customer (Jul 27, 2019) on Amazon

    Nice product samsung always rocks

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  • Amazon Customer (Jul 2, 2020) on Amazon

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  • top notch build quality & the best of best

    Gurudutt R (Jun 25, 2020) on Amazon

    Below aspects are something that you will find ages to find fault and complain about.Build QualityPhone receptionSpeedUser InterfaceOnly drawback is the battery life...I use it heavily for Office work, browsing, video game & very bit of camera.. With all this if I start 100% at 7am by 7pm it is down to 25% or sometimes less.Having said that, every samsung lover is already prepared for battery life compromise. It has super fast chargin, wireless charging to compensate. With some of the battery issues of Samsung Note...i guess they are intentionally keeping it low.The looks & build quality will simply amaze you. beyond perfect i should say.

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  • Ramphool (Nov 25, 2020) on Amazon

    Nice

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  • The phone is very powerful and delicate

    Sundar (Nov 29, 2020) on Amazon

    Very gorgeous

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    Battery capacity3400mAh (non-removable)Talk Time (hours)Up to 34Standby time (hours)Up to 86, 312 (Always on Display on, off)Audio playback time (hours)Speaker: up to 47 hours
    Headset: up to 103 hoursWireless charging capableFast charging capableUp to 31 minutes to 50%, 95 minutes to 100%
    4G-LTEBands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, and 664GHSPA+ with enhanced backhaul3G – UMTS850/900/1700/1900/2100MHzGSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHzWorld phoneQuad-bandHD Voice capableWi-Fi Calling capableAT&T Video call capableWi-Fi connectivity802.11a/b/g/n/ac/i/r/axWi-Fi-capablity2.4 & 5.0 GHzNear Field Communication (NFC)Open, SecureBluetooth® technologyv5.0 + EDR, A2DP, LEMobile hotspotUp to 10 devicesNoise suppressionNoise suppression by NXP® SolutionWireless emergency alerts (CMAS) capableSIM TypeNano
    Preloaded apps from AT&TAT&T Call Protect, AT&T Device Help, AT&T DriveMode®, AT&T Mobile Security, AT&T ProTechSM, AT&T Secure Family, AT&T Setup & Transfer, AT&T Smart Wi-Fi, AT&T WatchTV, Bleacher Report, Bleacher Report Live, CNN, DC Universe™, DIRECTV NOWSM, DIRECTV Remote, Game of Thrones: Conquest™, Great Big Story, HBO Go®, Mobile Services Manager (Games), NCAA March Madness LivePreloaded apps from SamsungGalaxy Wearable, S Health™, Samsung Calculator, Samsung Members (Samsung+), Samsung Notes, Samsung Pay, Samsung Smart Switch, SmartThingsAdditional appsAmazon® Shopping, Facebook®, Google Drive™, Google Duo, Google Maps™, Google Pay, Google Photos™, Google Play™ Movies & TV, Google Play™ Music, Google Play™ Store, Google Search, Spotify®, YouTube®myAT&TProvides fast, easy account access virtually anywhere, anytime.Web browserSamsung Browser and Google Chrome™
    Text messagingInsert pictures, video clips and sound clips easily (messaging charges apply).Advanced MessagingSee when messages are delivered, read, and when others are typing a response. Send larger picture and video files up to 10 MB per attachment.Mobile emailPOP3/IMAP, Gmail™, Samsung Email, Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®, and more.Microsoft Direct Push
    Music PlayerGoogle Play™ MusicSupported music formatsMP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DFF, DSF, APEExternal music play controlsVia lockscreen
    Device Eco-ratingThe AT&T Eco-Rating 2.0 system gives you environmental and social details about this device. The system uses a total of 20 performance criteria across 5 different attributes, for a total rating of 1 to 5 stars: 19-20 (5-star), 16-18 (4-star), 13-15 (3-star), 10-12 (2-star), 8-9 (1-star)Substances of concern4/4Environmentally preferable materials3/3Energy efficiency and charging1/1End of life and recycling2/2Environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing10/10Total Eco-Score20/20 (5-star) Please visit www.att.com/ecospace for additional information.
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